Experiencing the Museum: Visitors with Developmental and Learning Disabilities

Date

From 14 September 2017 to 16 September 2017

Schedule

10:00–19:00

Place

Garage Auditorium
Experiencing the Museum: Visitors with Developmental and Learning DisabilitiesExperiencing the Museum: Visitors with Developmental and Learning Disabilities

DESCRIPTION

From 14 to 16 September 2017 Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will be running the annual training course Experiencing the Museum

Experiencing the Museum is a training program aimed at educators interested in professional communication with people with disabilities. In 2015 and 2016, the course focused on deaf-blind, deaf, and hard of hearing visitors. This year, it is dedicated to communication and collaboration with visitors with developmental and learning disabilities.

The three-day program will be stimulating for museum and cultural institutions workers, as well as specialists from the social sector. Experiencing the Museum’s practical training, delivered by European and American experts, is aimed at acquiring new knowledge and nurturing previously developed skills. Some of this year’s themes include adaptation of data for visitors with developmental and learning disabilities, audio description of works, and communication with deaf and hard of hearing workers of organizations.

Lectures, discussions, and round tables within the course program involve workers from Russian cultural centers, charity organizations, as well as people with disabilities, who will discuss the current condition of the barrier-free (inclusive) environment in the country.

how to take part

 

The training course is free but advance registration is required.

Schedule

Experiencing the Museum: Visitors with Developmental and Learning Disabilities. Practical Aspects

REGISTRATION

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
11:00–19:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Registration, coffee break

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
11:00–11:30
Place
Garage Auditorium

Introduction. Presentation of the first day’s program

Garage Director Anton Belov and Inclusive Department Manager working with visitors with developmental and learning disabilities Lada Talyzina

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
11:30–12:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Understanding disability. Medical and Social Concepts

Sofia Pak, Business coach, project manager at the Charity Foundation DEISTVUI! (“ACT!”)

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
12:00–12:45
Place
Garage Auditorium

Coffee break

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
12:45–13:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Workshops

Working with Deaf Guides: Best Practices in Training and Support.

Emmanuel von Schack, Manager of Access Programs at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York


Audio Description Basics of Museum Access for Patrons who are Blind.

Deborah B. Lewis, President and Audio Description Trainer Audio Description Solutions


Easy-to-read. Making Written Information Accessible.

Guillaume Jacquinot, Policy Officer at Inclusion Europe, and Soufiane el Amrani, Easy-to-Read Editor at Inclusion Europe

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
13:00–15:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Workshops

Working with Deaf Guides: Best Practices in Training and Support

Emmanuel von Schack, Manager of Access Programs at The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York


Audio Description Basics of Museum Access for Patrons who are Blind

Deborah B. Lewis, President and Audio Description Trainer Audio Description Solutions


Easy-to-read. Making Written Information Accessible 

Guillaume Jacquinot, Policy Officer at Inclusion Europe, and Soufiane el Amrani, Easy-to-Read Editor at Inclusion Europe

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
16:00–18:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

The Beyond Technique Creative Residency (Moscow) - Reflections of an Inclusive Dance Practice (RUS/AUS)

Philip Channells, Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia

Date
Thursday, September 14 
Time
18:00–19:00
Place
Garage Auditorium